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Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 February 1991 (USA)
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A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director:

Dan Aykroyd

Writers:

Peter Aykroyd (story), Dan Aykroyd (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Chris Thorne
Dan Aykroyd ... Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
John Candy ... Dennis / Eldona
Demi Moore ... Diane Lightson
Valri Bromfield ... Miss Purdah
Taylor Negron ... Fausto Squiriniszu
Bertila Damas ... Renalda Squiriniszu
Raymond J. Barry ... Mark
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Brian
John Wesley ... Sam
Peter Aykroyd ... Mike the Doorman
Daniel Baldwin ... Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel James Staszkiel ... Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson Deborah Lee Johnson ... Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Karla Tamburrelli Karla Tamburrelli ... Dealer #2's Girlfriend
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Storyline

A financier agrees to take lawyer to her business meeting. On the way, they run a stop sign in a small town in the middle of nowhere, and are arrested. But all is not as it seems: the courthouse and the "prison" are a maze of zany booby- traps and deadly contraptions. The antics of the captured couple as they try to escape from the mad judge and his bizarre family make up the rest of this unusual film. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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old man | redneck | judge | escape | chase | See All (60) »

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All they wanted was a little getaway. All they got was nothing but trouble.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In December 1990, Warner Bros. changed the film's title to Nothing but Trouble. On December 20, Dan Aykroyd stated in a press release that he would always think of the film as Valkenvania. See more »

Goofs

When Chevy Chase is about to enter the mouth of the Bonestripper, we hear him scream things like "Oh, God, no," and "Please stop," but his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fausto: [as they leave a car and go into a building to a party] 20 minutes, hello, good-bye.
Renalda: Ok.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Fangs (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Atlantic City (Is A Party Town)
Written by Peter Aykroyd
Produced by Bruce Gowdy and Peter Aykroyd
Performed by Elwood Blues Revue
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It should be a cult classic.....
3 April 2000 | by allenone75See all my reviews

This flick has just the right mixture of stupid, funny, gross, disturbing, and completely off the wall. And most importantly, it was reviled by the critics, big qualifier there. If this was a midnight movie, I'd go see it. It would be great to occupy the after hours.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,966,240, 18 February 1991

Gross USA:

$8,479,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,479,793
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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